2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

General framework

2018 station fees approved

From April to December 2017, several procedures were in place to approve the 2018 station price list presented by DB Station&Service AG as well as to review the corresponding fee policies. The focus of the procedures was on the changes in the pricing system, which were required because of the new fee regulations under the ERegG, which came into force in September 2016. This applies, in particular, to the provisions of Article 37 of the ERegG, which contain strict guidelines for determining the station prices in regional rail passenger transport.

The BNetzA concluded the preliminary review procedure for fee policies in May 2017 and then completed the associated retrospective review of fee policies in December 2017. Most of the changes proposed by DB Station&Service AG were accepted. The BNetzA also approved most of the requests for 2018 station fees in full.

Retail revenues increased further

Real retail revenues in Germany, which are of relevance for leasing business in stations, increased by 3.0% in 2017.